Story of the Titanic

Story of the Titanic

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2012 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic 's Sinking!

This DK classic being brought back in print tells the story of the Titanic's fateful voyage through vivid original artwork.

Young readers will learn and discover how the ship was built and equipped, what kind of passengers and crew she carried, and what facilities she offered onboard. Learn how she struck an iceberg, why she sank so quickly, how many people were saved, and how many lives were lost.

Detailed double-page artwork with cutaway scenes tell the tragic story of the 'unsinkable' liner Pictorial details and lively annotation give fascinating insight into the Titanic 's construction and the daily life of its passengers and crew from the start of the maiden voyage to its sinking Covers the official inquiries into the sinking, as well as the discovery of the wreck
Publisher: London ; New York : DK, 2012.
ISBN: 9780756691714
Branch Call Number: 910.916 STORY
Characteristics: 45 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Noon, Steve


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ChristchurchLib Apr 23, 2013

"Explores the history of the steamship Titanic, from Thomas Andrews' plans for "the safest ship on the ocean" to the lingering questions concerning its disastrous maiden voyage in 1912." April 2013 Kids' Books newsletter

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SPL_Childrens Apr 16, 2012

It was the length of at least twenty-two buses placed end to end. With a capacity of 73,923 tons, it was the heaviest ship afloat at the time. It was on its first ocean voyage, its construction having just been completed at Harland and Wolff, a Belfast shipyard (where, due to its immense size, special ramps had to be built to launch it). More than 11,300 people had worked on the construction of the immense ship. Because of its system of fifteen bulkheads dividing the ship into sixteen watertight compartments, and its double-bottomed hull, it was deemed by Harland and Wolff to be “virtually unsinkable”. With a swimming pool, gymnasium, libraries, restaurants and opulent fixtures, it was celebrated as the most luxurious ocean liner of its time. The Titanic was all of this, and more.
Yet on the night of April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg on the Atlantic Ocean.
1514 people perished in the horrific disaster. Only 710 people survived.
The Story of the Titanic describes the magnificent ship and invites young readers onboard, with large, colourful pictures and diagrams of the ship both inside and outside, and items and people to search for on the ship. A glossary and index are included in this visually pleasing book, which concludes with the liner’s sinking and the searches made later for the sunken ship (found in 1985 in an expedition led by Dr. Robert Ballard).


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